continuous integration

Effective CI for Firefox projects developed in GitHub

Whilst the canonical repository for the Firefox source code uses Mercurial, it’s becoming increasingly popular for Firefox projects to use GitHub for development. When it’s time to ship, many of these projects will land their code inside the canonical repository for inclusion in the upcoming Firefox release. There are a few challenges that come with this approach.

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Jenkins pipeline walkthrough

I’ve recently been migrating Mozilla’s traditional Jenkins jobs for functional UI testing of our web properties into pipelines. The following describes some of the common features of these pipelines. I’ve included my reasons for these design choices, and highlighted limitations that I’m hoping will be resolved as pipelines evolve. I’ve also written a post on my thoughts on Jenkins pipelines and IRC notifications in Jenkins pipelines.

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IRC notifications from Jenkins pipelines

I’ve been migrating several of our Jenkins jobs to pipelines, and one of the challenges was preserving our IRC notifications whenever a build result changes. At this time, the IRC plugin for Jenkins doesn’t include support for pipelines, however it is still possible to trigger a notification using the sh step. The following snippet connects to and sends a build result notice to #fx-test-alerts:

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